Schistophleps obducta (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(one synonym : Philenora thelxinoa Turner, 1940)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Schistophleps obducta
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is a blotchy pale brown with several dark spots along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), p. 135, No. 2.


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    (updated 16 March 2011)